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Fair showcases local volunteer organisations
Published 05/05/13



CHARITIES and community groups attracted new supporters at a volunteers fair in Henley.

Twenty-seven organisations, including Henley Youth Centre, the Regatta for the Disabled and St John Ambulance, had stalls in Market Place on Saturday.

Members of the Henley branch of the Royal British Legion sold wristbands and refreshments and collected £53 for the Poppy Appeal. They also brought a 1943 Ford GPW Jeep which was used by the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during the D-Day landings.

It belongs to Legion supporter and Binfield Heath resident Martyn Sheldrake, 47, who bought it six years ago.

Town councillor Kellie Hinton, who helped run the Henley In Bloom stall, said: “The fair went really well. It gave us a chance to explain to people what we do and was a great opportunity to network with other voluntary groups.”

The fair, now in its third year, was organised by Henley Town Council in partnership with Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action.

Nicci Taylor, clerk to the council’s town and community committee, said: “We put the stalls much closer together than normal because we wanted to make sure there was plenty of shelter if it rained. There were quite a few people coming through and most of the groups got some new volunteers.

“Most people don’t realise how many voluntary groups there are in this area. This event helps them to publicise themselves and get their needs across to the community.”

The next volunteers fair will be held in Market Place on October 12.


Published 05/05/13

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